Áskell Másson (*1953)
Played by the best orchestras, ensembles and soloists, his music reflects a powerful sense of drama. The variety of rhythms and sounds, the combination of lyrical and percussive moments, give to his compositions a unique intensity.
Áskell Másson (b. 21. November 1953) is amongst Iceland´s leading composers. With a varied background as a woodwind player and percussionist, he was...
The nature of the instrument
YMUR means a deep sound, or a distant sounding murmur in Icelandic. The dark sounding character lies in the nature of the instrument, but one may well detect some murmurs of different instrumental techniques from past and present in the piece.
- Editions Bim